Holidays. They’re the highlight of our year. Our chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily working life, discover an exciting destination and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Bliss.
But if you find travelling and being in an unfamiliar setting sometimes stressful, consider indulging in small extras that won’t break the bank but will transform your holiday experience in a big way. From cosy socks to airport lounges, here are 5 ideas for starters:
Pre-book airport transfers
Stay relaxed from the moment you leave your house by booking your own private transfer to the airport. Pre-booking a transfer for when you arrive at your destination airport can be even more useful, as you won’t have to worry about arranging transport after a long flight - potentially in a foreign language. What’s more, it may not cost as much as you think and you’ll avoid the risk of being overcharged by opportunistic taxi drivers or getting lost in an unknown setting.
Enjoy some bubbly
Once you’re through airport security, eschew your standard cup of coffee or wine and indulge instead in a glass of quality champagne to kick-start your holiday in style. Not only will this put you in a celebratory mood before you’ve even boarded your plane, but it can help quell any pre-flight nerves.
Relax in an airport lounge
Escape the crowds of Travellers and cramped seating areas for the sanctuary of a VIP airport lounge. At Priority Pass, we offer airport lounges that are available to everyone, no matter who you’re travelling with and whatever class you’re flying in. You’ll enjoy a quiet space to unwind and revive, and can stay connected with family and friends thanks to free Wi-Fi. You’ll usually get complimentary drinks and snacks as part of your entry fee and some lounges even offer luxury extras such as massages and spa treatments for an additional cost.
Splurge on creature comforts
Make the journey to your holiday destination as comfortable as you can by investing in a few luxury items for your flight. Airlines will often provide a pillow, blanket and other essentials, but why not bring your own better quality versions? Splurge on a wool or cashmere blanket and cosy socks to keep warm – especially important on long-haul flights – and avoid neck pain with an ergonomic pillow. You could also buy mini-toiletries from a premium brand to give your skin and body an indulgent treat.
Splash out on a posh hotel
Even if you’re on a budget when it comes to accommodation, why not start and finish your holiday in ultimate style by booking a spectacular hotel for your first and last night. A bit of 5-star luxury will undoubtedly make your trip that little bit more special, and may even help to quell those post-holiday blues…
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Priority Pass is the world’s leading airport lounge access programme, providing an airport lounge for wherever your travel takes you. We offer three membership plans – Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige - so regardless if you travel infrequently or are a seasoned, regular Traveller, Priority Pass can ensure that your journey always begins stress-free in one of 1,500+ airport lounges worldwide. For more information go to Join Priority Pass.